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Alyssa Burns

Pearland, TX - Class of 2023 Major: Marine and Environmental Sciences
Alyssa Burns


Hello! My name is Alyssa Burns and I am an MES major from Pearland, Texas. For most of my youth, I was homeschooled. “Homeschool” is an umbrella term that is typically used in the community to mean “my schooling was extraordinarily complicated!” In a nutshell, my homeschooling began completely at the kitchen table, transitioned to a homeschool bookstore that offered classes with accredited former teachers, then finally I transitioned to a local community college halfway through high school and graduated with an associate degree in mathematics by the end of senior year. I did not get into the Academy my first try, so, determined to get in the second time, I kept myself busy with more school at a local university, a job, and progressing toward my Private Pilot certificate. Aviation is a strong passion of mine. It is the reason I wanted to come to the Academy, but while I do miss soaring 2000 feet above, the USCGA has certainly developed my appreciation for the water.

If you have any questions about homeschooling, aviation, or anything else, feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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